UNPO elects Dr. Adna Adan As First Woman President


Dr. Edna Adan has been elected as the President of UNPO, a Non-governmental Organization that is headquartered in Hague in a meeting convened by its General Assembly.

The UNPO is an international movement and organization established to empower the voices of unrepresented and marginalized peoples worldwide and to protect their rights to self-determination.

Somaliland is among the 44 members of the UNPO  see full list HERE

The peoples represented within the UNPO membership are all united by one shared condition: they are denied equal representation in the institutions of national or international governance. As a consequence, their opportunity to participate on the national or international stage is limited, and they struggle to fully realize their rights to civil and political participation and to control their economic, social and cultural development. In many cases, they are subject to the worst forms of violence and repression.

Congratulations Dr Edna Adan for achieving another first of the many and hopefully more are coming for you are truly a Woman of firsts


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